Trevor Herriot is leading a nature writing workshop at Haig-Brown House on March 3.

The nature of nature writing

Campbell River's writer-in-residence offers workshop at historic Haig-Brown House

The Museum at Campbell River is offering a unique opportunity to participate in a writing workshop with the 2012 Haig-Brown Writer-in-Residence Trevor Herriot.

On Saturday, March 3, from  1-4 p.m., Herriot will lead a workshop with a focus on ‘Nature Writing’. The workshop will take place at the historic Haig-Brown House.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn writing techniques from a skilled master of nature writing.

Trevor Herriot is a prairie naturalist and writer. His latest book is ‘Grass, Sky, Song: Promise and Peril in the World of Grassland Birds’ (HarperCollins, February, 2009). His writing has appeared in the Globe & Mail, Canadian Geographic, and several anthologies. He has written two radio documentaries for CBC Ideas and is a monthly guest on CBC Radio Saskatchewan’s Blue Sky. Herriot’s blog, “Grass Notes” ( discusses some of the stories and issues he addresses in his books. He lives in Regina with his wife Karen and their four children. The cost for the workshop  is $45. Call the Museum at 287-3103 to reserve a place. Numbers are limited.